Saturday, February 16, 2008

One of those days

The last few days, I have been organizing myself for 3 swaps. I usually don’t do swaps but I decided I wanted to go for new ideas for the Occasions mini collections. So I joined two of Occasions and a black and white swap. OMG! It has been a nightmare. I had a great idea and got 17 starts of a card front together…it was time consuming AND THEN my creative juices decided to go on a very long lunch break. OMG! I couldn’t figure out how I wanted these pieces to fit on the card. I thought I had a brilliant idea but it didn’t even come close to working. You know those days, you have all the c/s stamped, pieces cut already to assemble because your mind’s eye has that perfect picture…ALL THREE SWAPS I HAD TO DO OVER TWO TIMES!!!! WHAT was I thinking?
I love taking my craft ink pads, stamping the image, and then put clear embossing powder on the top. As I am getting older, I really have to see what I am stamping. :) I also like to ink my stamps with versa mark and stamp again on any classic ink pad, then add clear embossing powder. I love my cards to shine! SO, here is one of my finished cards. I really like it and I am so glad to share this with you. Hope you had a great Valentine’s Day. kt















Stamp set: Bloomin' Beautiful and Celebrate Everything
Card stock: Pumpkin Pie, Apricot Appeal, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black Craft
Accesories: Clear embossing powder, Watercolor Crayons, Round tab punch, Pumpkin Pie striped grosgrain ribbon

6 comments:

Deborah said...

This turned out beautifully! I am so glad it all came together for you! Love it! Deb

Michelle said...

Kivonne, this is gorgeous! I have tons of those tough stamping days, but usually, mine don't end this well. You did a great job, especially with the colors. WOW!

Stampin' Meg said...

Sorry about your mojo stoppage- I really like the card you posted!

Velta said...

KT ~ We all have days when we cannot get our mojo going. However, just to let you know, the Christmas Card you sent me has been sitting on my desk at work and everytime anyone comes in...They are like..Where did you get that adorable card. I love this card as well!! Thanks for sending me such a great card and the sentiment with it :)

chelemom said...

Awesome!

Gina said...

Very pretty! Love the watercoloring!